Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-El Monte/Los Angeles
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... the metro train network. Venice and Santa Monica beaches were both 1-2 hours away by bus. L.A.'s top attraction (according to Trip Advisor) the Getty Centre was also 2 hours away by bus. Exhausted after the hike, I headed back to the hostel to have another lazy day while I figured out what I wanted to do.
As the lazy day drew on, I decided that I should make another attempt at ...
... American kid who couldn't have been older than 14, which was a bit unsettling. The Persian offered to let me borrow his chalk so I could attempt climbing the rope tower (which I completed a respectable 3/4 of) and we talked of the benefits of body weight training, his emigration from Iran in the 80s and the current state of his country, LA hiking tracks and the Australian sun. Slightly unexpected. I left my merry mini UN to explore the city of Santa Monica. I did a bit ...
Today was a great day. I went to my first NBA game, the LA Lakers vs the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center. The stadium was massive. The Nuggets ended up winning by 22 points. The score was 137 to 115. I had the best time and I can't wait until the Clippers Mavericks game next ...
... over the PA but a heap of staff at the service counter and not at the gate.
Would you believe that we had to have all our info checked and then get on a bus to be taken to another part of the airport to board our plane! God knows why the hell they sent us all to that gate if we were going to have to board elsewhere when there was other flights scheduled to board through our gate. That ended up delaying us a further hour or so but at least we were still going to be leaving that ...
... stop?) at the delightful Workshop Kitchen before settling down for the night at the 7 Springs hotel. Tomorrow we ride Route 66.
We do hope that Penny will be able to locate her handbag which she left in LA today with all her credit cards, money and iPad. Ah, the many pleasures of international travel.
Good night, dear reader.
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